scatology

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scatology

the scientific study of excrement, esp in medicine for diagnostic purposes, and in palaeontology of fossilized excrement
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Swift's reputation as scatologist par excellence stems largely from a series of late poems that confront readers with the brute material unloveliness of the body, thereby undermining human pretensions and sweeping aside the abstractions of courtly love and spiritual aspiration.